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Old 05-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #141
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Very nice wheels.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:39 AM   #142
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I just downloaded both the 2015 and 2016 Classic Owner's Manuals. On page 4-2 in each version, the torque value for the standard SenDel aluminum wheels is 110 foot pounds.

So that is a downward value from that published at the factory for the same wheels on the Eddie Bauer model.

There has been a wheel lug separation reported on this forum when running 125 foot pounds.

Some old timers suggest 95 pounds for aluminum wheels, probably referring to the 15" wheels.

So the 110 foot pound mark seems to be between the two extremes.

Also noted that twin beds will be an option for the 2016 Classics per drawings in the 2016 manual.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:45 PM   #143
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Tire and wheel upgrade 73 Overlander

I've been following this thread for sometime now because it is time for new tires on our Overlander. I like the pictures of the SenDels and would like to use them on the Overlander. Does anyone know if I can use the 16" wheel and tire combination on a 1973 Overlander?
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:14 PM   #144
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I've been following this thread for sometime now because it is time for new tires on our Overlander. I like the pictures of the SenDels and would like to use them on the Overlander. Does anyone know if I can use the 16" wheel and tire combination on a 1973 Overlander?
LT225/75R16 tires and correct wheels will fit. Way more than you probably need, but they will fit.
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LT225/75R16 tires and correct wheels will fit. Way more than you probably need, but they will fit.
Thank you Lance,

When you say more than I will need, would you please elaborate?
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Just about the weight

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Thank you Lance,

When you say more than I will need, would you please elaborate?
Sure thing.

I think your trailer probably has a gross weight rating of around 7,000 lbs with 3,200lb axles. So, the two axles can safely carry 6,400lbs. 6,400/4=1,600. Add a little excess capacity, say 15%, and you need tires that are rated to carry 1,840lbs. 1,600*1.15=1,840

The 16" LT225/75R16LRE tires are rated at 2,680lbs at 80PSI.

LT235/75R15LRC with a capacity of 1,985lbs would be more than sufficient.

If you have different actual weights, that may change your requirements.
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Thank you Lance. The reasoning behind the 16" wheels is that I wanted to run the Michelin LTX A/T2 tires. My understanding is that the sidewalls are constructed differently and are heavier than the 15" tire. I'll research this a little more.

Thanks again
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Not to toot my own horn, but 20,000 miles towed, no blow outs, no flats. (knock on wood)
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Not to toot my own horn, but 20,000 miles towed, no blow outs, no flats. (knock on wood)
Oh that's a risky post...
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I have 2.5 years and 21000 miles on my original 15" gym's and they are close to the halfway point, I have 7700 lbs on the trailer axles, wil be installing the 16" michelins this winter....
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Over kill on tires

There are several threads on tires/wheels, but the bottom line for me is to increase the safety factor while reducing the road shocks transmitted to the trailer itself.

I am now using 54 psi in my Firestone Transforce 225/75 16's. This is higher than the minimum, but increases the tires resistance to road hazards, if I am correct.

As I travel mostly alone, I do not want failure.
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I get the last laugh for all of you who clogged up my thread about my use of the word "RIM"

Look what they called it on my truck
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I think the clogging can be attributed to one member, yeah?

Nice truck and it has cool rims along with the cool rims on the Airstream.
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I get the last laugh for all of you who clogged up my thread about my use of the word "RIM"

Look what they called it on my truck

I still don't think I will go over to the kenworth parts and tell the parts man ,"I need a couple new aluminum rims"....
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